Man admits assaulting police during Darrell’s Wharf fracas
A man shoved a police officer during a skirmish at a ferry terminal during the Cup Match holiday weekend, Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday.
The court heard that police visited Darrell’s Wharf, Warwick, around 1.15am last Friday when they saw an argument between Sadune Raynor, 27, and another man in a crowd of people.
Officers, who worried that a fight would break out, separated the two men and tried to de-escalate the situation, but Raynor jumped into the crowd and started to argue with two other men.
Officers pulled Raynor out of the crowd and he shoved one of the officers with both hands.
Police eventually subdued Raynor and charged him with an assault on a police officer.
Raynor, from Pembroke, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to the offence and a social inquiry report on him was ordered.
Magistrate Maxanne Anderson adjourned the case until September 17 and released him on $2,000 bail.
Davon Dill, 22, also appeared in court and pleaded guilty to use of threatening behaviour and escaping lawful custody.
The incident was alleged to have taken place last Thursday at Darrell’s Wharf.
Ms Anderson ordered a social inquiry report for Dill, from Paget, and adjourned the case until September 17. She released him on $2,000 bail.
Makya Easton, 18, pleaded guilty to an assault on a police officer that took place last Friday in Pembroke. But he denied obstructing justice and violently resisting arrest on the same day.
His co-accused, Cory Tucker-Smith, 19, denied obstruction of justice on the same day.
Easton, from Pembroke, was released on $2,500 bail while Mr Tucker-Smith, from St George’s, was released on $2,000 bail. Their case was adjourned until August 30.
Jahni Holder, 26, pleaded not guilty to possession of a knife with a 3.25ins cutting edge.
The incident was alleged to have happened at the Hamilton Princess Hotel and Beach Club in the early hours of July 30.
Ms Anderson released Mr Holder, from Pembroke, on $3,000 bail and adjourned his case until August 30.
Okeisha Clarke, 36, and Shawnada Riley, 35, both appeared in connection with an incident alleged to have happened at Albuoy’s Point in Hamilton last Friday.
Ms Clarke, of no known address, pleaded not guilty to violently resisting arrest, use of threatening behaviour and two counts of an assault on police officers.
Ms Riley, from Southampton, also pleaded not guilty to violently resisting arrest, use of threatening behaviour and an assault on a police officer.
The women were released on $2,500 bail each and their case was adjourned until August 30.
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